Director General’s words of welcome

As the Director General of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, PRV, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Director General Susanne Ås Sivborg PRV is the government authority for intellectual property rights. Through our work we stimulate Swedish innovation and entrepreneurship and promote the technical and economic progress of our society.

Our mission includes supporting innovations through patent, design and trademark protection. Copyright issues also fall within our area of operation. In addition, we help people to change their names and apply for certificate of publication of journals.

At PRV, you will find many specialized engineers, lawyers, communicators and other experts with extensive knowledge in all areas of intellectual property law. With our combined expertise, we work to increase business owners' awareness of how they can use both intellectual property rights and assets as a strategic business tool: it increases the value of the business and strengthens their competitiveness.

We are primarily a fee-funded authority with approximately 350 employees in Stockholm and Söderhamn.

We hope that you will enjoy using our website and that the information on intellectual property will be of use for you.

Susanne Ås Sivborg
Director General, PRV